The Mission Statement

The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the athletic trainer as it relates to the profession, helping to improve their understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of the constituency— professional baseball players. PBATS also serves as a resource to educate those outside the professional baseball athletic trainer community about the profession and about the athletic trainer’s integral position within the sports medicine team.

The Education Committee The PBATS Education Committee serves to broaden and improve the knowledge base of the practicing athletic trainer within Major League and Minor League Baseball. This committee administers and oversees the PBATS initiatives that contribute to the continued education of the athletic trainer. The Public Affairs Committee The PBATS Public Affairs Committee serves to promote the society and its activities beyond the realm of the professional baseball athletic trainer. Additionally, this committee promotes communication among the PBATS membership and its Minor League Baseball affiliates. The Development Committee The PBATS Development Committee serves as the chief fundraising entity of the society, responsible for developing and executing revenue-generating activities to support all official programs of the society.

PBATS Hall of Fame

Dave Pursley, ATC

Class of 2012

Milwaukee Braves & Atlanta Braves

1961-2002

Frank W. Jobe, M.D.

Class of 2012

Los Angeles Dodgers

1964-2004

Bill Buhler, ATC

Class of 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers

1960-1995

Jeff Cooper, ATC

Class of 2013

Philadelphia Phillies

1970-2006

Charlie Moss, ATC

Class of 2013

Boston Red Sox

1975-1994

Dr. Lewis Yocum, M.D.

Class of 2013

Los Angeles Angels

1978-2002

Larry Starr, ATC

Class of 2016

Cincinnati Reds & Florida Marlins

1972-2001

Gene Monahan, ATC

Class of 2016

New York Yankees

1962-2012

Kent Biggerstaff, ATC

Class of 2016

New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers & Pittsburgh Pirates

1967-2003

The Education Committee

The PBATS Education Committee serves to broaden and improve the knowledge base of the practicing athletic trainer within Major League and Minor League Baseball. This committee administers and oversees the PBATS initiatives that contribute to the continued education of the athletic trainer.

The Public Affairs Committee

The PBATS Public Affairs Committee serves to promote the society and its activities beyond the realm of the professional baseball athletic trainer. Additionally, this committee promotes communication among the PBATS membership and its Minor League Baseball affiliates.

The Development Committee

The PBATS Development Committee serves as the chief fundraising entity of the society, responsible for developing and executing revenue-generating activities to support all official programs of the society.